Acne gets formed when your skin pores are unable to clear the dirt and other forms of contaminants like sweat, oil and bacteria due to blockage. Acne can affect anyone in the age group from 11. The sebaceous glands are responsible for production of sebum which nourishes your skin with vital oil content.
Production of oil is normally controlled by these glands. When your skin gets exposed to the UV radiation from sun, it generates free radicals in large quantities depending on the duration of exposure and the intensity of UV radiation. These radicals are highly oxidizing in nature and they attack the sebum glands that are attached to your hair.
The glands react by generating excess oil to protect them from free radicals attack. In some cases the oil production becomes that it starts blocking the skin pores. Heat, sweat, dirt and oil get trapped within the skin.
The human skin is known to reject any external element, especially the contaminants. Since there is no natural way out these contaminants emerge in the form of acne out of your skin layers. They start off as small dots spread over localized skin areas. Once the intensity of contaminants becomes more, they can erupt in the form of bumps and inflammation.
Heat and sweat fill the acne with fluids which break open at some point of time. The outpour can be accompanied with bleeding also. This is the critical condition of acne. When left untreated at this stage acne can turn into non melanoma skin cancer at chronic stages.
Luckily acne has a cure and it is simple. When acne symptoms are in the early stages it is possible to eliminate them completely by using homemade recipes.
Homemade Recipes for Acne
Honey and Aloe Vera Recipe
Honey and Aloe Vera liquid can be combined in equal proportions to prepare an acne removal solution. Apply it onto your skin areas affected by acne. Let it soak your affected skin areas in the skin for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then you can wash it off with warm water.
Don’t use soap while washing. If you wish to remove oil content from your skin due to acne, you need to add few drops of vinegar or lemon syrup. If you include lemon syrup, use a moisturizer after you have washed your skin areas affected by acne. It will help in preventing dryness caused by lemon.
Mint Leaves with Garlic and Ginger Recipe
Mint leaves with garlic and ginger can be great cure for removing the dirt and dead skin from the acne affected skin areas. Prepare a paste by adding equal proportions of the three elements. Apply it onto the acne affected areas on your skin surface.
Since garlic could cause itching to some people you can add few drops of honey to reduce the sensation of itching. If the itching is mild in nature you don’t need to worry as garlic is an essential ingredient in removing acne and giving immunity to your skin.
Let the paste soak your skin for about 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off. Repeat the procedure twice a day for 10 days. Your skin will get considerable relief from acne symptoms.
Cut two lemons and extract the syrup from them and take out the seeds. Use your fingers to apply the syrup onto scar affected skin areas. If you wish to make your skin radiant and bright you need to add few drops of vitamin E, Aloe Vera and rose essential oil. Let the liquid rinse your skin for about 20 minutes before washing it off.
Repeat the procedure twice a day for about 15 days. You will be able to observe considerable improvements in healing of scars and brightening of skin.
Other Homemade Acne Remedies
- Elimination of acne scars can also be done with the help of honey, olive oil potato, tomatoes or tea-tree oil. Remember to rinse the affected skin region for a minimum of 20 minutes. This is the only way in which you will be able to ensure maximum effects within your expected time of treatment
- Take 1 teaspoon of red chamomile oil, 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and prepare a fine paste. Heat it to moderate temperature so that all the ingredients can mix well. Let it cool for about 10 minutes. Apply it onto the skin areas affected by acne.
- Add ½ cup of tea tree oil, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, and two small pieces of lemon without seeds along with 1 teaspoon of essential oil. Blend the mix and heat it to moderate temperature. Keep stirring the mix until it becomes a paste. Cool the mix and add two tablespoons of Aloe Vera. Stir well until the combination turns into a fine paste. You can apply this on your skin areas affected by acne. Follow the procedure for about 7 days to see visible reduction in acne intensity. You need to continue the treatment twice a week in order to eliminate all the acne symptoms and the scars completely.
- Take 1 teaspoon of holy basal leaf, 1 teaspoon of Neem oil, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 tablespoon of rose essential and 1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and prepare a fine paste. Heat it to moderate temperature so that all the ingredients can mix well. Let it cool for about 10 minutes. Apply it onto the skin areas affected by acne.
Organic Skin and Hair Care
Acne needs not only skin care but also hair care. It is because many cases of acne break out due to wrong selection of hair care products. Hence it is essential for you to select the right kind of ingredients which can avoid growth of acne. If you have known symptoms of acne avoid synthetic hair care products or those which can imbalance the oil levels in your skin.